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Tuesday TEA Time

Yo, Last week was crazy busy for me. Almost too much. I usually try to keep the number of things goin
Tuesday TEA Time
Tuesday TEA Time
By Nathan • Issue #16 • View online
Last week was crazy busy for me. Almost too much. I usually try to keep the number of things going on in a week low, but for the past two it’s crept up on me. 
I hope you had a good week last week and are off to a good start with this one. Checkout some stuffs that I figure you might be interested in.

There are two stories that I want to draw your attention to:
The first is how, in the culture presented, story tellers were considered some of the most valuable people to have around. 
In fact, the Agta seemed to value storytelling above all else. Good storytellers were twice as likely to be named as ideal living companions as more pedestrian tale spinners, and storytelling acumen mattered far more all the other skills. 
The second is how bitcoin might be undoing any green related efforts that humans made thus far. 
Digital financial transactions come with a real-world price: The tremendous growth of cryptocurrencies has created an exponential demand for computing power. As bitcoin grows, the math problems computers must solve to make more bitcoin (a process called “mining”) get more and more difficult — a wrinkle designed to control the currency’s supply.
Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the U.S. for one day. And miners are constantly installing more and faster computers. Already, the aggregate computing power of the bitcoin network is nearly 100,000 times larger than the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers combined.
Bill Withers - Live - YouTube
Bill Withers - Live - YouTube
First, enjoy this video of Bill Withers performing. And then read this article about the fashion choice that must be made for the Russian athletes that still want to compete in the Winter Olympics, but cannot show any country colors.
So there is this twitter account that posts great stills of artworks, but doesn’t really attribute where the photos are from or who might own the copyright of them. I’m not sure if attribution is necessary for photos of artworks like that, but I kinda assume it is. Either way I follow the account and I really enjoy the artworks.
There is a great collection of rejected covers submitted to The New Yorker. It’s always interesting to see works that were rejected. One of the best comedy shows I’ve ever attended was title “The Rejection Show” at the UCB in NY which was a collection of material that had been rejected from TV or not used in other standup sets. It was great.
Have a great week.
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